Brilliant pilots Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg fought convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight in 1930s Germany. With the war, both became pioneering test pilots and were awarded the Iron Cross for service to the Third Reich. In this talk, Clare Mulley will get under the skin of these two distinctive and unconventional women, shedding new light on their contrasting life-choices yet strangely parallel lives against a changing backdrop of the 1936 Olympics, the Eastern Front, the Berlin Air Club, and Hitlers bunker.
25/11/2017 3:40 PM
25/11/2017 4:40 PM
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Clare Mulley is the author of The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb, which won the Daily Mail Biographers Club Prize.